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Panama

Matches

18th June
Belgium 3-0 Panama

24th June - 1pm
England 6-1 Panama

28th June - 7pm
Panama 1-2 Tunisia


Flag: One flag, four quarters. One quarter’s red, one is blue with the other two being white with a red star and a blue star in it. Unusual.

Population: 4 million.

Nickname: Take your pick from Los Canaleros (The Canal Men) or La Marea Roja (The Red Tide).

Star Man: Striker Luis Tejada, who plays his club football for the brilliantly-named Sport Boys in the Peruvian First Division, will be 36 by the time the Finas come around but his eye for goal remains as keen as ever.  He’s scored 43 in 104 games for The Red Tide. They call him ‘The Matador’.

Rising Star: The right-back Michael Murillo. A defender for the New York Red Bulls, this 21-year- old has already racked up 19 caps and two goals for his country.